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Steamboat’s Haymaker Golf Course releases 2010 rates

Course adds tier for Routt County nonresident property owners

Luke Graham

— The Haymaker Golf Manage­ment Committee and the Steam­boat Springs City Council have approved rates for the upcoming 2010 season.

Full-time local residents will notice no change in rates from a year ago. But the committee, to subsidize resident costs, created a new tier for rates.

The Golf Management Com­mittee decided to add a nonresident property owner category for the 2010 season. Rates will jump for those part-time residents.

Resident season passes will remain $1,025 if bought before April 30. They jump to $1,250 after April 30. For the nonresident property owner category, it will cost $1,700 and $1,900. Residents are defined as those who have Routt County driver's licenses or are registered to vote. Previously, people who owned property in Routt County could qualify for the resident rate.

Golfers who own property and aren't full-time residents, but have had a resident pass within the past two seasons, will be grandfathered into the resident pass rates.

"We've been looking for a couple years at the definition of residents and whether to pursue a third interim category of rates," said John Vanderbloemen, chairman of the Golf Management Committee. "The reason being is the number of people qualified for residence is growing."

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Vanderbloemen said the main reason for the new nonresident property owner tier is to keep costs down for residents. Residents have been priced below the per-round break-even point for Haymaker, making nonresident rates, and now nonresident property owner rates, a revenue stream for the course.

Passes will be available for purchase April 5 to 22 at the Parks, Open Space and Recrea­tional Services office next to Howelsen Ice Arena. Sale will resume April 26 at Haymaker Golf Course. At that time, punch passes will be available for purchase, as well. The Golf Management Committee is also planning a Masters Sat­urday preseason gathering April 10 at Haymaker. It will be a chance for people to ask questions about the rates and the course and watch the third round of The Masters.

When the course will open, however, is still up to Mother Nature.

"We shy away from setting an absolute date because it varies so much," said Luke Brosterhous, the head golf professional and director of instruction. "Historically, it's the first week of May to mid-May. Sometimes even as late as the end of May. But we want to get open as soon as we can."

Registration for local tournaments and junior golf events will be open April 1. People interested in signing up for either can visit http://www.haymakergolf.com.

2010 course rates

Resident

Season pass through April 30: $1,025; after April 30: $1,250

Spouse add-on through April 30: $850; after April 30: $1,075

Junior add-on any time: $175

Junior pass: $300

Punch card 20 nine-hole rounds: $435

Daily fees

Value nine hole: $31

Value 18 hole: $48

Summer nine hole: $31

Summer 18 hole: $48

Twilight (begins at 3 p.m.): $37

Junior twilight: $37

Nonresident property owner

Season pass through April 30: $1,700; after April 30: $1,900

Spouse add-on through April 30: $1,200; after April 30: $1,400

Junior add-on any time: $175

Junior pass: $300

Punch card 20 nine-hole rounds: $600

Daily fees

Value nine hole: $38

Value 18 hole: $58

Summer nine hole: $44

Summer 18 hole: $69

Twilight (begins at 3 p.m.): $50

Junior twilight: $37

Nonresident

Punch card 10 nine-hole rounds: $400

Punch card 20 nine-hole rounds: $700

Daily fees

Value nine hole: $45

Value 18 hole: $69

Summer nine hole: $58

Summer 18 hole: $98

Twilight (begins at 3 p.m.): $63

Junior twilight: $42

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